Originally Posted by yvonnemlv
I have yet to figure out this obsession with weight while pregnant...But really, everyone gains so differently, yk? Some gain like 90lbs others just a mere 12lbs... some gain steadily the whole time, others put it on fast in the beginning and others gain near the last month.
I'd say, give it no thought and let your health care provider huff and puff about it. And if they start going ape crazy, tell them to show you studies that show why one should be so worried over weight gain....
I'm a woman who gains about a pound a week. Period. It doesn't matter how much I eat, how little I eat, or even WHAT I eat. I gain around the same amount of weight with every pregnancy (though a bit more with my twin pregnancy) ~ 40 pounds ~ and I lose it all after the baby is born, though I'm also not one of those women who lose it within 6 weeks.
My sisters are the same way. They gain about a pound a week over the course of 9 months and they lose it all by the time the baby is 9 months old. So I think I'm genetically programmed to gain/lose the way I do.
It used to really bother me, especially since doctors will tell you you should only gain 2 pounds in "this month" or whatever and here I'd gain 4. I even dieted during one pregnancy for 4 weeks, eating 1200 calories per day (dh & I documented it) ~ keep in mind I'm 5'10" ~ and I *still* gained 4 pounds by my next appointment. My doctor shut up about my weight gain after that.
Eat when you're hungry, make good food choices (but know that splurging here & there isn't going to make you hugely fat, just as it doesn't when you're *not* pregnant), drink lots of water, and don't stress about the scale.